Oral Questions – The Environment

Elizabeth May: Mr. Speaker, I note that it is outrageous for the parliamentary secretary to attempt to claim credit for her government’s actions for reduced greenhouse gases. It is entirely due to Ontario shutting its coal plants.


Meanwhile, let us compare and contrast. Bill C-36, which we are debating today, is three paragraphs. Bill C-38 is 420 pages of omnibus abuse of parliamentary process, pushing changes to environmental laws which will never go before an environment committee and never go before a fisheries committee.

I ask the Prime Minister to separate out bills that matter to the environment so the appropriate committees can deal with them.

Michelle Rempel: Mr. Speaker, I would remind my colleague opposite that what is included in the budget implementation act is reviewed through the finance committee. As we said earlier, this will be reviewed through a subcommittee at finance.